East Hants is one of Atlantic Canada’s fastest growing municipalities. More than 22,400 people live here and the region has a large proportion of young families. Compared to the rest of the country, East Hants’ labour force is particularly strong in occupations related to processing, manufacturing, primary industry, trades, transport and equipment operation.
Our rapidly growing population and proximity to first-rate educational institutions including universities, community colleges and private schools, means that businesses have ready access to a highly skilled workforce. Population growth in East Hants is outpacing the provincial average. What's more, a higher than average proportion of East Hants residents have apprenticeships, trade certificates or diplomas. Combine this with impressive labour force participation rates, and you have a tremendous value proposition for new and existing businesses: a motivated, hardworking and skilled workforce.